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Christmas Day Main Meal

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by srobertson06, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. srobertson06

    srobertson06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am now planning a Christmas Day for one - due to family having to work I have found out I am on my own for Christmas Day, I am not overly worried by it but just wondered if anyone had any good ideas for a main meal for the day?
    It is only the one day but I would like to have a special type of meal.
    Thank you for any suggestions
     
  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    When that happens to me I have a curry, as much wine as I can hold and pass out. It's a special day in the sense that no-one is going to rush round to see if your are alright and fuss so you might as well enjoy it. Boxing day is also bleak but then the world gets back to normal.
     
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  3. dancer

    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Avocado and prawn salad starter.
    Fillet steak, onions, mushrooms, green veg to your liking and, as it's Christmas, throw in a wee potato or two.
    Dessert - hmmm, fruit salad and brandy cream?

    Or you could get a small turkey roll. Mix pork sausage meat, garlic and chopped onion together and surround the turkey with this. Thin slices of lemon over the turkey adds extra flavour. You'd have leftovers which you could freeze or just save in fridge for later.
     
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  4. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    I like the sound of @dancer s first three course meal. Fabulous!!
     
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  5. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

    Poussin, green veg, any M&S starter & pudding.
    We have Indian
     
  6. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    smoked salmon and salad or prawns if you like them.

    chicken breast stuffed with a mix of black pudding ( or the insides of a good herby sausage), chopped mushrooms and a bit of grated apple and baked, served with whisky sauce (remains of the chopped mushrooms, finely sliced onion caramelised together then add some cream and finish with a bit of whisky), add veg of choice.

    cheese and a glass of red, or, an unctuous choca-mocha cream pud with a bit more whisky stirred in.
     
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  7. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheese on toast. For an extra treat cut off the crusts and have them later with a cup of tea.:wacky::wacky::wacky:
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I've raided waitrose and tried different things. When you only have yourself to please, the worlds your oyster! Far cheaper when its for one, so indulge. My advice don't stick to turkey. Enjoy!
     
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  9. peterjones6000

    peterjones6000 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    sounds great, but could I just have the black pudding and whisky please:angelic:
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @peterjones6000. Black pudding and whiskey??????????????????????????????????????????.
     
  11. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    Ooooo
    I would spoil myself to some nice ready made meals , treats etc . Only the best I can get ..care of marks or Waitrose or wherever .
    I would get lovely flowers and a nice scented candle ..
    A day just to relax .. and enjoy ..

    Nice walk to
    Good tv , pj's and a blanket ...
    And yes , i would buy myself a few gifts to enjoy ....
    It's only a day though .. after Boxing Day , which would be a repeat of Christmas Day ..
    I would be heading to the sales .. ;)
     
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  12. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I would go with what Kat says.
    M and S meal deal,and you dont have to cook.
     
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  13. Salvia

    Salvia Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I would do the same as Kat100. Simple but deliciously decadent ;) (it's only once a year, after all)
     
  14. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I'm working Christmas day and boxing day!

    My idea of a one person meal is a fry up of gammon, eggs, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes. David great start to any day!
     
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  15. Sauron

    Sauron Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lots of food, lots of alcohol and just have fun
     
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    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    not in the same glass :p

    I would cook myself a duck breast
     
  17. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Before Mr B and I got together, I had alternate Xmases with my parents, and alternate Xmases by myself. For about 10 years.

    I enjoyed the family ones, but there was something very very special about the solo ones.

    Loved it.

    I would buy a duck, roast it, serve it with LC onion sauce, LC leeks in cheese sauce, LC gravy, green beans and (my major sin of the day) some honey roast parsnips. Oh, and LC blackcurrant jam all over the duck.

    Bliss.

    Half the duck on Xmas Day, the other half on Boxing Day.

    That was all I ate all day.

    One year I spent the 2 days tiling the bathroom. I still remember that Xmas with delight and a lot of pride, because those tiles looked GOOD. Other years I made curtains, or did my Tax Return.

    :D

    Part of the trick to enjoying a solo Xmas is avoiding all that Seasonal TV jollity. All it does is remind you every second about pink fluffy family togetherness and how patronisingly kind people are to invite the Vicar of Dibley round and force feed her.
    Shudder.
    Every year people would gasp in horror at the thought I was alone (you have to imagine their tones of ghastly terror), and invite me round to watch them argue. - And I would have to come up with some firm explanation as to why I WANTED to have a peaceful time. By myself.

    A good book, a good meal, and a task to absorb the mind. Perfect.
     
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